Police Open Carry in Arlington County Public Schools

Police Open Carry in Arlington County Public Schools

Posted October 20th, 2014 by Elaine in News

Last week, my children were waiting for dinner and talking about their day. My first grader, who started public school this year, looked at my fourth grader – eyes agog – and queried “was there a police officer at your lunch today – with a GUN”? “Yes”, my fourth-grader confirmed. […]

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Everywhere in the World They Hurt Little Girls

Posted May 8th, 2014 by Sandie in News, Parenting

My husband and I watch “Game of Thrones” every Sunday night, live. In the age of DVRs, Hulu, Roku, Apple TV, and Google Chrome, it’s clear why that’s such a big thing indeed. We make sure to get the kids in bed and then cuddle up to see what unpredictable […]

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Meeting Maryland Moms Demand Action

Posted October 29th, 2013 by Aimee in Causes, Health, News, Parenting, Politics

I recently had the opportunity to attend a house party to meet and get to know the women (and men!) leading the Maryland chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Like so many others, I was devastated by Newtown. I was outraged by Trayvon Martin. But if […]

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Maryland HB1202 Could Expand Legal Midwifery Options

Posted March 12th, 2013 by Elaine in Health, News

Maryland lawmakers have before them the opportunity to increase access to midwives. All they need do is support HB1202 – the Certified Professional Midwives Pilot Program. Doing so would immediately create legal access to qualified providers who are ready to work in Maryland. It would also increase access to homebirth […]

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Start Empathy: A Welcomed Educational Initiative

Posted February 21st, 2013 by Dawn Mooney in News

Recently, Elaine shared her perspectives about a new educational initiative focused on helping cultivate empathy among children. We had the pleasure of attending a luncheon hosted by the folks behind Start Empathy, and the discussion that took place during those two hours stirred up great emotion for me as both a […]

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End-of-School-Year Fatigue: Just Let Them Play!

Posted May 31st, 2012 by Elaine in News, Uncategorized

I’ll admit it. When my hometown friends in Kansas were heading back to school last August, I couldn’t shout loud enough about how awesome Virginia – with its King’s Dominion Law forbidding school to start prior to Labor Day – was. There their kids were, trotting off to school in suffocating heat, […]

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Space Shuttle Discovery Tours DC En Route to Air & Space Museum

Posted April 18th, 2012 by Leticia Barr in News

As residents in the Nation’s Capital, we’re privy to a lot of wonderful opportunities that are history in the making including today’s journey of the Space Shuttle Discovery as she traveled from Florida to her final resting place at The National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center. […]

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